Thinking about life after high school is a big step for most teenagers. Many questions need to be answered.

Should they go straight to work, go into the military or go to college. Should they go into the Army, Navy or Airforce? Should they go to a large university, a small liberal arts college or a community college?

To help students and parents answer some of these important questions, the Pinecrest High School PTSA is holding its Annual College Night on Wednesday, February 28th from 6-7:30 pm Pinecrest High School Gymnasium.

The College Night event is open to all Moore County students from other public high schools, private high schools, and also to homeschooled students. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Seniors are welcome.

There will be representatives from over 25 colleges, universities and military branches present at the event. Major North Carolina Universities will be present such as NC State and representatives from the UNC system.

There will also be some new colleges attending including University of South Carolina, Garner-Webb University, and Methodist University.

“Also new this year, the Pinecrest Scholarship Coordinator will be available to provide information to the attendees about scholarships, college open houses, and college visits”, said Twana McKnight, Pinecrest PTSA Board Member, “We will also have a counselor available to talk with students about Sandhills Community College Career and College Promise program.”

A broad range of colleges will be participating including community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, medium-sized colleges, large universities, HBCUs and armed forces academies, representing both in-state and out-of-state colleges. Many of these colleges return year after year.

This is a great opportunity for students to talk with college representatives, learn about what these colleges have to offer, gather colleges’ materials and become interested in applying.

There is no need to sign up in advance and admission is free. The students and their parents can simply show up Wednesday, February 28th from 6-7:30 pm at the Pinecrest High School Gymnasium.

 “Not every student can travel to visit colleges or military recruiting stations.” added McKnight, “Bringing the event to Pinecrest provides a forum in which the students can become familiar with the educational opportunities offered by participating institutions.”

About Pinecrest PTSA:

The Pinecrest High School PTSA is a non-profit organization comprised of parents, teachers, and students affiliated with Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, NC.

The Pinecrest PTSA organization and its members support Pinecrest students and teachers by organizing school-based events, providing grants for teachers, offering college scholarships for students, providing volunteers for various school events, disseminating important school information and assisting with campus facilities improvements.

For more information visit  or visit their Facebook page at

Lesley Berkshire Bradley, Public Relations for Pinecrest PTSA

Feature photo: 2017 Pinecrest Graduating Class(courtesy photo)



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